I haven’t written anything like this in a while. Not because state sanctioned violence against black and brown bodies magically ceased, but because my spirit grew so weary with every hashtagged corpse memorialized on social media and criminalized in the news that I had to take a mental health break. Until now. 5 years ago … Continue reading I Am #JordanEdwards
1 month. It’s been 1 month. And the bar has been set so low that I’m at a point where any day we don’t enter into nuclear war is a good day. When President Trump was still President-elect Trump, I went through an accelerated grieving process as he was not the candidate I had in … Continue reading What I’ve Learned from Talking With White People Since the Election
Society tells me that all I have to do be safe is get an education, speak well, wear a suit, and I’m covered. But I remind society that Dr. King was well educated, well spoken, and was killed and buried well dressed. So sometimes I wonder if his living was in vain?
You’ve probably heard Kim Burrell’s name mentioned more in the last week than you have in the last year. Kim would likely rather it be for her contribution to the soundtrack of the movie Hidden Figures, than for her now infamous anti-gay sermon that recently went viral. If you have no clue of who Kim … Continue reading 5 Thoughts on Kim Burrell, Homosexuality, and the Bible
I recently had an impromptu conversation with a former classmate I ran into at a sports bar. What was only supposed to be a brief exchange of pleasantries turned into an hour long thought provoking discussion about social movements like #blacklivesmatter, the 2016 presidential election, and rhetoric – the latter being what struck a chord … Continue reading Facts Are Out, Rhetoric Is in
Lately, I’ve found myself not wanting to be associated with christians. Not Christianity – nothing’s wrong with Christianity or Christ for that matter – but christians. I’ve just been disappointed with so-called “people of the way”, who have recently shown that their way and mine are markedly different, even though we say the way begins … Continue reading I’m Having a Hard Time Trusting Christians Right Now, Especially the White Kind